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Governor Wolf Signs Act 66, Offering Optional Year of Education Due to COVID

July 6th, 2021

The law offers parents and adult students the authority to request retention and, in some cases, an additional year of education as a result of learning lost during the pandemic. 

Masks, Vaccines, Safety Plans…. School Strategies for Back to School Hinge on CDC Guidance

June 25th, 2021

As parents and School Districts prepare for the return of in-person instruction this fall, the question remains… can and should School Districts enforce mask mandates for students and staff?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Finalizes Rule, Providing Federally Funded Programs Discretion on Religious Grounds

January 22nd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique circumstances and dilemmas surrounding Assisted Reproductive Technology.

Extending the FFCRA May Assist Districts Trying to Resume In-Person Instruction

January 15th, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, there are questions about whether schools can make it mandatory for their students or staff to get vaccinated.

What To Expect: The Impact of COVID-19 on Assisted Reproductive Technology

December 15th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique circumstances and dilemmas surrounding Assisted Reproductive Technology.

OSEP and OCR Release Guidance for Special Education During COVID

October 8th, 2020

Both federal agencies acknowledged the challenges faced by students, families, teachers and schools during this time.  Community and student needs are continually changing.  Nonetheless, schools must provide supports and services to students so that they receive a free appropriate public education as required under IDEA as well as Section 504. 

Third Circuit Temporarily Reinstates Crowd Limits for School Gatherings

October 2nd, 2020

Third Circuit has temporarily reinstated Governor Wolf’s gathering size limits while the Commonwealth appeals the Pittsburgh district court’s ruling in the County of Butler case. 

Weighing Risk at the Line of Scrimmage: Who Has the Authority to Limit School Events?

September 30th, 2020

This vote provided school districts with the discretion to proceed with their own restrictions and policies as to what sports may participate and in what capacity. But who has the authority to allow fans and family members into a stadium or gymnasium during a sporting event?

Recent Federal Court Decision Holding Wolf’s Limit on Crowd Size Unconstitutional Has No Impact on Public Schools

September 18th, 2020

On its face, the Governor’s limitations on crowd size also applied to public gatherings including school functions and sporting events. Public confusion over what this ruling might mean for schools is inevitable.

PDE Issues Updated FAQs Regarding Provision of Special Education Services

September 8th, 2020

Whether the plan is a full in-person model, blended learning model, or full remote model, there will inevitably be unforeseen circumstances as school entities implement their 2020-2021 reopening plans.